Chinese actress and supermodel Angelababy has had her face examined by medical experts to prove to the world that she hasn’t had plastic surgery performed on her, as reported in Cosmopolitan.
Angelababy (real name Angela Yeung) decided to go through the bizarre ordeal in order to finally lay to rest the ongoing suspicion in regards to the authenticity of her face.
The controversy dates back from when Beijing beauty clinic Ruili published an article on its website in 2012 alleging that Angelababy has had plastic surgery. Angelababy filed a defamation suit against the clinic, seeking a compensation worth 500,000 yuan ($79,000 in American dollars). The Chinese actress insisted many times that her face was a product of her German father and European heritage, not of plastic surgery.
The case went back and forth for three years without resolution until the judge finalized a ruling in Angelababy’s favor in May. When the beauty clinic filed an appeal, the judge suggested for Angelababy to have her face examined by medical experts to prove once and for all that she didn’t have plastic surgery done on her face.
The 26-year-old actress arrived Thursday at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences where a team of medical doctors examined her face. The entire procedure had Angelababy undergoing a series of tests and X-rays. At one point, she had the inside of her mouth prodded repeatedly by the medical surgeon.
Shortly after the procedure was concluded, Hospital chief Qi Zuoliang announced that Angelababy’s face was 100 percent genuine.
“Angelababy’s entire head and facial bones do not have any signs of incisions,” Qi told reporters.
AsiaOne reports that Angelababy didn’t wear any makeup and was proactive during the entire procedure and even asked the surgeon to check her forehead, nose, chin, cheekbones, and apple cheeks. At one point, she even a quip to reporters who were present at the procedure, “Quick, help me think where else.”
News of her examination dominated the social media sphere in China, most particularly on Weibo, the country’s most popular microblogging site. Angelababy received overwhelming support from her fans, which comes as no surprise given that her Weibo account is the most-followed account in the world.
The widely publicized procedure came a week after Angelababy married Huang Xiaoming in a wedding that cost an estimated 200 million yuan, or $43 million. Many claim that the much-publicized wedding was the most lavish wedding yet.
“The over-the-top affair took place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, a 200,000 square foot space, with 2,000 of the couple’s closest friends in attendance. The venue was decorated in pinks and purples, with the hall transformed into a romantic fairytale set straight out of a movie.”
Angelababy has been dogged by plastic surgery rumors since Ruili published the controversial blog post, with unflattering pictures of her natural face going its rounds on the Internet for years.
As an attempt to dissuade the suspicions surrounding the authenticity of Angelababy’s face, her then-boyfriend Huang Xiaoming made some unflattering remarks in 2015 about her face, saying that she sometimes looks quite ugly to him.
“Actually she sometimes looks quite ugly to me. I’m not an idiot, I definitely can tell she hasn’t had plastic surgery, sometimes she doesn’t put on make up and she really looks like those ugly pictures of her.”
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